Man questioned by Limerick gardai over banana throwing incident at Thomond Park

A FILE is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions after a man was questioned by gardai about a banana-throwing incident during last month’s friendly soccer match between Limerick FC and Manchester City at Thomond Park.

A FILE is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions after a man was questioned by gardai about a banana-throwing incident during last month’s friendly soccer match between Limerick FC and Manchester City at Thomond Park.

It is understood the 20-year-old, who is from the Moyross area, is known to gardai and has a number of minor previous convictions.

While the suspect was not arrested, he was questioned under caution in recent days by gardai investigating the incident, which happened on August 5.

There was international public outrage after a banana was allegedly thrown in the direction of Manchester City’s Gael Clichy around half-an-hour in to the glamour tie.

Garda sources have revealed is likely the man, if prosecuted, will only face publc order charges as there are no specific laws governing the alleged offence.

Following the pre-season friendly match both Limerick FC and Thomond Park officials described the action as “deeply upsetting” and “completely unacceptable”.